Skip to Main Content

Researching Current Events & Issues: Finding Statistics

librarian help in researching current events and contemporary issues


Watch them as they follow your mouse, hoping you will feed them by clicking the surface of the water.

New Library Database: Statista!

Statistics, studies and reports from over 18,000 sources. Search Statista if you're looking for data from businesses, government departments, or market research associations. Use the infographics to transform complex topics into clear, conceptual and visually striking designs.

If Statista does not open directly when you click on the link, type into your browser address bar.


Additional U.S. Statistics Resources

  • American Factfinder (U.S. Census)
    Includes data sets for decennial census and American Community Surveys.
  • Economic Census
    "The Economic Census profiles American business every 5 years, from the national to the local level."

Hawaii Statistics & Background Data

  • State of Hawaii Data Book 
    "...official summary of statistics on the social, economic, and political organization of our state." 2000-present.

  • Maui County Data Book
    "... a useful and valuable source of economic, demographic and other statistical information about the County of Maui." 2012.
  • Hawaii Community Profiles
    Compiled by the Hawai`i Business Research Library (HBRL) from data at the U.S. Census Bureau: 2000 Summary File 1 (Profile of General Demographic Characteristics) and 2000 Summary File 3 (Profiles of Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics).
  • Native Hawaiian Databook 
    "...official summary of statistics on the social, economic, and political organization of our state...also includes resource lists for education, health, human services, and economic development, and GIS maps to illustrate the demographic distribution of the Native Hawaiian population in the state of Hawai'i."